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Hamurg Butterfly Summer Camp

27th July 2017


Jacob Young, Matthew Pearce and Ben Pearce fly off for 2 weeks of intense training at the Summer Butterfly camp in Hamburg this Saturday. The camp runs from 29th July through to 12th August. Teams from Latvia, Romania and Germany will join our squad.


Paul Beck is accompanying them to the Northern German city. Keep up to date with their social media posts.










European Youth Championships 

23 July 2017



Individual Results

Anna Hursey reached the final 32 players in the cadet girls singles. Losing a 7th set thriller to Turkey's Ece Harac, she played her heart out all tournament and was very close to the Last 16. The previous round saw the win of the tournament where Anna beat Pekova of Slovakia (which was a turn around from her defeat in the team event). Pekova is ranked 26th in Europe.


Beth Richards lost out in round 1 Poland Krolikowska 4/0, but was then able to  enter the consolation. There she lost to Kobetic of Slovenia.


The girls doubles was successful reaching the last 32 where they lost to the number 3 seeds from Russia after beating the Austrian/Scottish combo the previous round. The Russian got to the final and claimed the Silver medals eventually.


Beth Richards partnered Danny Bajwa of Scotland in the mixed doubles and they beat 

a Turkish pairing on round one 3/1, before losing to a Ukraine pair in the next round. Dylan Curry partnered with Anna Hursey and they lost in their first match to a tough combo from Belarus 14/12 in the 5th set.



Team Competition

Wales cadet girls, featuring Anna Hursey and Beth Richards finished 27th in the team event which is taking place in Guimaraes, Portugal 14-23rd July.


The 60th Youth Championships began with a win, and a loss, as Wales beat Cyprus 3/0 in the morning but lost out to top seeds Lithuania 3/1 in the afternoon. The next day started with another win versus Malta 3/0 and unfortunately a close 3/1 loss to Slovakia. This meant that both Lithuania and Slovakia progressed to the Last 16 with Wales having to settle for a lower place than the standard would suggest.


Wales started day 3 with a great win 3/1 vs Finland to get us back on the front foot. Day 4 started with another great win against Latvia (3/1) but then we had the hosts, Portugal. A reminder that all opponents mean business, saw us lose 0/3 to end the day.


Day 5 saw the biggest and best encounter with Wales beating Norway 3/2. A double from Anna and in the final game Beth came good to bring the win home. 27th spot for the 2 youngsters.


The Mixed doubles (with Scotland) starts tomorrow and its the round of 128 for the girls.



Wales 3-0 Cyprus, Wales 1-3 Lithuania

Wales 3-0 Malta, Wales 1-3 Slovakia

Wales 3-1 Finland, Wales 3-1 Latvia

Wales 0-3 Portugal, Wales 3-2 Norway


Anna - Won 10, Lost 3

Beth - Won 3, Lost 6

Doubles - Won 4, Lost 4







North Gwent Open & Dragon

9th July 2017


Congratulations to Callum Evans (Senior Open), Benedict Watson (Junior Open), Beth Richards (Senior consolation), Ben Allen (Junior consolation), Harry Jones (U15 Dragon), Ruby Elliott (U13 Dragon) & Morgan Cusack (U11 Dragon)

Junior And Senior Open Groups And Knock[...]
Microsoft Excel sheet [14.9 KB]
North Gwent Dragon Results 2017.xlsx
Microsoft Excel sheet [10.3 KB]










Gemau Cymru 

3rd July 2017


Vale of Glamorgan won Gold at the 2017 Gemau Cymru event held last weekend at Sport Wales Natinal centre. The team consisting of Evan O'Connor, Morgan Day-Davies and Daniel Jones beat Blaenau Gwent in the final. Ben Pearce was nominated as Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the day, scoring most points. Ben and his team mates Iestyn Harris and brother Matthew, settled for the Silver medal.


Caerphilly were beating by the finest of margins for Bronze as they lost out on countback by 4 points to Cardiff after drawing the game 2-2.


Full list of results below: 

Microsoft Excel sheet [38.0 KB]







Team Championships of Wales

26th July 2017


The closing date for the 2017/2018 TCW is 31st July. Please submit your entries to the organiser before the deadline. No late entries will be accepted this year.








New for 2017/2018 Season

Licence & Affiliations

25th May 2017



At the last board meeting it was agreed that we increase the affiliation fees by £1.50
The affiliation fees for 2017 - 18 will be 
Affiliation fee - £16.00
Licence fee - £17.50